Grey Gardens (2009) Grey Gardens , HBO's dramatic retelling of the Maysles brothers' classic documentary on Edith "Big Edie" Beale (Lange) and her equally eccentric daughter "Little Edie"…
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Grey Gardens (2009)

Grey Gardens | Grey Gardens: Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange
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Grey Gardens: Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 14, 2009; DVD Release Date: Jul 14, 2009

Grey Gardens, HBO's dramatic retelling of the Maysles brothers' classic documentary on Edith ''Big Edie'' Beale (Lange) and her equally eccentric daughter ''Little Edie'' (Barrymore) is standard biopic fare, and Lange never makes a false step. The revelation, though, is Barrymore, who nails an elusive accent and tricky mannerisms. No EXTRAS, but the meaty performances are enough. B+

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Originally posted Jul 07, 2009 Published in issue #1056 Jul 17, 2009 Order article reprints